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Melbourne, Arkansas
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A Calico Rock man was arrested Friday following a traffic stop for having expired tags after Deputy Jason Jordan’s drug dog (Mendy) alerted to illegal drugs in the vehicle.  During a search of the vehicle driven by Dustin Sanders, age 33, a small box containing nine individual small bags of a crystalline substance was discovered along with a soft drink can containing a hidden compartment. Sanders admitted the crystalline substance was methamphetamine and belonged to him.  Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Sanders remains in the Izard County Detention Facility pending formal charges

A domestic call to Crestview Apartments in Calico Rock February 14 resulted in one arrest. Lief Scott Cantrell, age 32 of Calico Rock was charged with battery third degree, criminal trespass, and endangering the welfare of a minor third degree. According to the female complainant, Cantrell entered her apartment while she was taking a bath and she told him he was not welcome at her house and asked him to leave. Cantrell is alleged to have punched her on the shoulder. After exiting the apartment, it was reported that Cantrell continued to stay around the premises and when again asked to leave, he chased the female into the house and pushed her onto a couch. Additional she reported that he began calling her names and attempted to kick the phone from her hand as she was calling 911 and that he kicked the furniture across the house and kicked her child’s bike against the wall. Cantrell was released from the Izard County Detention Facility with a no contact order the following day after appearing before District Judge David E. Miller. Cantrell is scheduled to appear in court March 26.

In another domestic event, Taylor Layne Smith, age 19 of Ash Flat was arrested and charged Saturday with domestic battery third degree. The charge stems from an initial report that he had threatened to kill his sister and that he was at a residence in Horseshoe Bend. Smith was arrested without incident. Smith remains jailed pending an appearance before District Judge David E. Miller.

William Harold Berry, age 46 of Leaburg, Oregon was arrested February 13 on an Oregon felony warrant and is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility pending extradition to that state.

An Oxford Woman, 31 year old Christina Copes was arrested February 14 on an Izard County failure to pay fines warrant. Copes remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $2,410 bond,

Vonia Lasha Estes, age 50 of Melbourne was arrested February 18 on a failure to pay fines warrant. Estes was released after appearing before Judge David E. Miller and given a February 26 court date.

Timothy Gene Copes, age 34 of Oxford was arrested Sunday on a failure to pay fines warrant and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $790 cash bond.

Deric Anthony Rushin, age 38 of Cotter and formerly of Izard County was arrested February 17 for violating conditions of probation/parole. Rushin is being held on a no bond status pending a hearing to revoke.

Charles Daniel Booth, age 31 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines. Booth remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $1,953 cash bond.

William Stanton, age 23 of Horseshoe Bend who been incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Facility awaiting bed space in the department of correction was transported to that department     today (Monday).




News Release, For Immediate Release, February 23, 2015, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence 8703684203